Review: Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes

Synopsis: A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of “suitor.” At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women—the incorrigible Edgar…

Review: Blackmail Broker (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 2) by Harvey Church

Synopsis: Just in case trying to locate his boss’s missing daughter wasn’t stressful enough, Edwin Burrows, CPA, gets called into his boss’s boss’s office; one of the firm’s clients is suspected of being blackmailed, a suspicion that becomes more realistic when a school bus is hijacked with fifty-four students on board. Once the kidnappers demand…

Review: The Sword and the Dragon (The Wardstone Trilogy)

Synopsis: When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed.Two brothers find a magic ring and…

Review: Moscow Venture by A.K. Celer

Synposis: John Baran’s best friend dies from a bizarre, massive stroke he suffered in Moscow under mysterious conditions. John suspects foul play and goes to Moscow to get answers. Russian interests, determined to guard their secrets, engage the KGB and a GRU seductress to make sure he doesn’t pick up where his friend left off–by…

Review: Alibi Aficionado (Edwin Burrows Mystery Book 1) by Harvey Church

Synopsis: Edwin Burrows, CPA, can’t do anything right. Not marriage, not office etiquette, not saving his boss’s daughter, not even public accounting. So when he’s tasked with constructing an alibi for the firm’s biggest client, everyone has low expectations. Including Edwin. In Alibi Aficionado, Edwin Burrows is an accidental investigator, an accountant without tact or…

Review: Devil in the Dark by Chris Lindberg

Synopsis: After a deadly terrorist attack destroys a U.S.-Mexico border crossing in southwestern Texas, Border Patrol Officer Otis Brown and migrant worker Enrique Castillo emerge among the few survivors. When the mastermind behind the attack is revealed to be Javier Oropeza, Mexico’s most infamous drug lord, the Pentagon mobilizes its most skilled strike team –…

Review: Marked (The Ilenian Enigma Book 1) by Pedro Urvi

Synposis:  Komir, a young warrior from the mountains of Tremia, is trying to find his place among his tribe, the Norriel, when Fate knocks at his door in the cruelest possible way, to claim him as the hero he still does not realize he is. Together with his good friend Hartz he will begin a…

Review – Confessions of a Neighbor by Heather Nadine Lenz

Synopsis: What if you lost everyone in your family? When a young ballerina looses her Grandma, she is left completely alone in the world. Her heart yearns for the comfort of family. Alone and desperate, she thinks no one is even aware of her existence in the tiny studio, but someone is watching. It has…

Review – Connected (Connected Series Book 1) by Stiles

Synopsis: High school is hard enough, Em knows. Her freshman year introduced her to all the cliques, annoying teachers, and tough homework assignments. But discovering you have super powers and not knowing how to control them is a whole new level of complicated.Thankfully, Em isn’t alone. Her best friend Roz starts having unusual dreams that…

Review – The Origin of F.O.R.C.E. by Sam B Miller II

  Synopsis: The first scout ships of the Chrysallaman Empire made contact in 1947. Their mission was simple: find a suitable planet for colonization. Earth—HG-281—was the perfect target. Rich with land, minerals, and water, the blue planet could boast only of a primitive race of defenders known as Humans, bugs who could be easily squashed by…

Review – The Balladeer by Fred Calvert

  Synopsis: Bobby Wayner was twelve when he watched his older brother, Eldon, die on the kitchen table from a shotgun wound.’ The opening of Fred Calvert’s lyrical novel “The Balladeer” sets the tone for this striking and poignant tale about the destruction of two families. During World War II in Kentucky, farm boys Bobby and…

Review: Running to Stand Still by J Theron

  Synopsis: Danielle and Michael met and fell in love as teenagers in the idyllic town of Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. During Michael’s military service, Danielle befriends Michael’s younger brother, Thomas. After realizing Thomas is in love with Danielle, Michael leaves Jeffreys Bay to study art in Paris, never to return. Ten years later, Danielle…